By - Jerry Cummings, Chairman
When we stand to pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, we do not pledge our allegiance to a sovereign, a collective, or even to a democracy, but to “the Republic” for which our flag stands. As Republicans we stand for the Republic. The spirit of a republic can be summed up in just five words: “liberty and justice for all”.
In a republic we are not ruled by the few or the many but by the law. In a republic, each one is free because everyone is free. In a republic, rights are neither given nor taken by anyone to anyone, but are acknowledged as inherent to all as a gift from their Creator.
Somehow in the course of human events, since the founding of our nation, this great ideal has been lost. The idea that governments are not instituted to procure favors for the many or the few, but rather to secure the rights given to each one by Nature’s God.
Today we live in a divided nation. We are standing on the razor’s edge of history. Our fathers have long endured to pass to us a Republic. Our children deserve no less from us. A thin line is drawn in the sands of time. We are the guardians of that line. We fight for the rights of those who agree and those who oppose us. We are Republicans.
Come stand with us. Lest we forget, we are all Republicans.